Wael Elrifai

Sr. Director of Enterprise Solutions, EMEA & APAC

March 14, 2017
Dawn of the Predictive Era
Computing is evolving. It's likely that the forces described by Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling will mean that many of the ideas that we’ve associated with technological advancement will change. It won’t be about faster, cheaper, and smaller computers in the year 2025; prediction and where we apply it will...
September 30, 2016
The Impact of Big Data on the Evolution of Predictive Maintenance
Jonathan: Last week, I interviewed Wael Elrifai, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Pentaho, in a 30 minute webinar on Predictive Maintenance: Turning Sensor Data into Insights. You can listen to the Predictive Maintenance webinar recording here. Or, keep reading to see how the discussion continues! Jonathan: Let’s start off by...
August 11, 2016
Predictive Maintenance, Anomaly Detection & Spark
Disclaimer: This article will include a very light-touch treatment of mathematics, Scala, and Spark. In short, there’s something for everyone to dislike. Please send complaints to WELRIFAI at PENTAHO dot COM. Predictive Maintenance, Anomaly Detection & Spark Spark is a very hot topic right now in Big Data circles -...
April 29, 2016
Getting ahead with IoT
As Mark Twain famously said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) projects, however, taking that first step can seem daunting. Many of the technology, processes and skills involved are new and unfamiliar. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, however, the longer...
January 14, 2016
Turning Your Data Lake into a Streamlined Data Refinery
It’s been over five years since Pentaho’s CTO, James Dixon coined the now-ubiquitous term data lake . His metaphor contrasted bottled water which is cleansed and packaged for easy consumption with the natural state of the water source – unstructured, uncleansed, and un-adulterated. The data lake represents the entire universe...